06 January 2016 Current Affairs

North Korea successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test

The Government of North Korea claimed on 6 January  2016 that it has tested a Hydrogen bomb which is a kind of Nuclear Bomb. The explosion due to the test was so strong that it generated an earthquake measuring about 5.1 on the richter scale. All major countries of the world have condemned the test of such weapon of mass destruction.

Kuwait recalls diplomats from Iran

The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran widened on 6 January 2016 as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran and Bahrain severed air links in the face of growing international concern. Joining Riyadh and its Sunni Arab allies in taking diplomatic action, Kuwait said it was withdrawing its envoy over a weekend attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

India to implement stricter emission norms from April 1, 2020

In a bid to curb vehicular pollution, the government on 6 January 2016 decided to implement stricter emission norms of Bharat Stage (BS) VI from 1 April 2020 by skipping BS-V altogether.At present, BS IV norms are followed in parts of India and by 1 April 2017, the whole of the country is scheduled to be covered under it.Government has decided to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI directly by 1 April 2020. Government  decided to skip BS V emission norms.

Consumer Electronics Show 2016 held at Las Vegas (Nevada, US)

Consumer Electronics Show or the CES is an international electronics and technology trade show which brings together renowned companies and industry professionals under one roof. The show is held every year in the month of January at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. This year the CES was inaugurated on 6 January 2016. The show is organized by Consumer Electronics Association and it was inaugurated back in June 1967.

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